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Zagreb Airport

General information

The airport is named after Franjo Tuđman, the first president of Croatia. The country’s largest airport is the main hub for Croatia Airlines, the national flag carrier is responsible for about half of the number of passengers at the airport.


Where is Zagreb Airport situated?

Zagreb Airport is located south-east of the capital. You can reach Zagreb Airport via exit 5 of the A3/E65 motorway and the road signs.

How many terminals does Zagreb Airport have?

On 28 March 2017, the new terminal of Zagreb Airport was put into operation. The single airport terminal is very modern and has a capacity of 5 million passengers a year. The airport building consists of two floors, Arrivals on the ground floor and Departures on the first floor.

The Departures hall and Arrivals hall are connected to each other, but only from the outside. The check-in counters are located in the Departures hall, as are various eating and drinking options. After the security check you will arrive at the gates. In the Arrivals hall you will find desks of car rental companies, ATMs, a money exchange office and the Zagreb Visitor Center.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Zagreb Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Croatia.

Airport Distance
Rijeka Krk Airport 130km
Ljubljana Airport (Slovenia) 136km
Graz Airport (Austria) 147km
Klagenfurt Airport (Austria) 168km
Zadar Airport 191km
Pula Airport 192km



The distance from Zagreb Airport to the centre of Zagreb is 15 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Zagreb.

From ZAG Airport to Zagreb City centre by Car
15 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Zagreb Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Zagreb Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Zagreb Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Zagreb Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Zagreb Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Zagreb is about € 27.-. Book your taxi at Zagreb Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ZAG Airport to Zagreb City centre by Taxi
15 km
30 min
€ 27.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Zagreb Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), National (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Zagreb Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Zagreb Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Zagreb Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Zagreb Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Zagreb Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Zagreb Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Croatia Airlines
  • Ryanair
  • KLM
  • Air France
  • Lufthansa


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Zagreb Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Garny Pleso, Velika Gorica

Hotel Garny Pleso is a 3-star accommodation located in the town of Velika Gorica, 2 km from Zagreb Airport. The facility offers air-conditioned rooms with TV and private bathroom, free WiFi and free private parking. The hotel reception is open 0-24...


Royal Airport Hotel, Velika Gorica

Set 1.5 km from Zagreb Airport, Hotel Royal Airport offers rooms in Velika Gorica. The hotel is at the distance of 10 km from Zagreb. Guests can enjoy the sauna and indoor pool or have a drink at the bar.

Hotels in Zagreb

Looking for the best hotels in Zagreb? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel PARK 45, Zagreb

Just 800 metres from the Main Square, Hotel PARK 45 is set in Zagreb and offers rooms with private bathrooms and a shared lounge area. Cvjetni Square is 600 metres while King Tomislav Square is 1.6 km away.


Hotel Central, Zagreb

Conveniently located just steps away from the Main Train Station in Zagreb, Hotel Central boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Zagreb's main square is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel as are all the major sights.


Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb

Situated in Zagreb city centre, right next to the Zagreb Main Railway Station, 5-star Esplanade Zagreb Hotel offers a fitness centre and sauna. Free WiFi access is featured throughout the hotel.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Zagreb Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Zagreb: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Museum of Broken Relationships

Explore the Museum of Broken Relationships, an original and unique art project created with the sole purpose of treasuring and sharing your heartbreak stories & symbolic possessions.


From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Discover the magic of Plitvice Lakes National Park and absorb the beauty of its stunning waterfalls and 16 incredible lakes. Delve into the culture and history of Croatia with a professional guide.

Tour & transport

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Walk through the fall of Communist Yugoslavia and the Croatian fight for independence in the Homeland War on a guided tour. See the underground tunnels and the basement used as a shelter in the ’90s


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